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9.03.2012

The Lost Stones ~ Review


The Lost Stones
The Lost Stones
by Paul Rimmasch

The latest news of the progress of the explorations of what is now regarded by scientists as not only the oldest archaeological discovery in the United States, but one of the most valuable in the world, which was mentioned some time ago in the Gazette, was brought to the city yesterday by G. E. Kinkaid...

On Monday, April 5, 1909, the Phoenix Gazette ran a story detailing an important archaeological discovery deep within the walls of the Grand Canyon. A group of scientists from the Smithsonian Institute examined the site and found artifacts that challenged conventional notions of the pre-Columbian colonization of the New World.  To this day, the Smithsonian officially denies it ever happened.

John Byrd has has been trying to rediscover this lost treasure and when Ammon Rogers is introduced to this amazing explorer a series of events will draw them into a quest to discover the glowing stones given to the brother of Jared that guided the first people to ever come to the Americas.

But Ammon's interest in using the stones to discover an alternate energy source has put Ammon, John, and John's daughter Sariah in harms way.

Can they get past the stranglehold created by the Powell Doctrine to discover this treasure of their faith?  When seemingly random accidents keep occurring Ammon begins to suspect that some outside influence is actually the cause.  But why would anyone want to stop them by killing them?

With a quest that takes them from BYU to Mexico to Michigan to the Grand Canyon - Ammon, John and Sariah are on the journey of a lifetime.  Will they be able to prove the truth of their faith to the world or will their hope die with them?

The Lost Stones was an interesting look at both archaeology and the Mormon faith.  You if are unfamiliar with both you can do some internet searches as you go along (which I did) to help you understand any areas that you may find difficult to follow.

This book is a modern day Indiana Jones adventure, but without the objectionable language or morals found in the movies (unless you have a Clearplay DVD Player).

I received a copy of this title from the author for the purpose of this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.